Every year we recognize special individuals for their years of membership, volunteer service and their commitment to Girl Scouts.

We are asking that you give some thought to who you feel the Board of Directors and your Troops/Service Units should recognize for their outstanding service.

Nominations are due by no later than February 1, 2014. Board-approved recognitions should be sent to recognitions@girlscouts-ssc.org. Troop and Service Unit recognitions should be sent to either the Service Unit Manager or to the Volunteer Support Team, depending on the award. Please follow the instructions for these recognitions.

Award Handbooks

Board Approved Awards

To nominate a volunteer for Board Approved Awards:

Betty Boyd Memorial

boydBetty Boyd Memorial

Recognizes a Troop Leader or Co-Leader who has served in a troop leadership role for three years or more and has received the Outstanding Leader Award.

Required forms: Nomination form and 4 letters of endorsement

Appreciation Pin

appAppreciation Pin

Recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding service to at least one geographic area, service unit, or program delivery audience.

Required forms: Nomination form & 2 letters of endorsement

Honor Pin

honorHonor Pin

Recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding service to two or more geographic areas, service units, or program delivery audiences.

Required forms: Nomination form & 3 letters of endorsement

Jo McAtee Pin

joJo McAtee Pin

Recognizes an adult member who has delivered consistent, outstanding leadership service to a geographic region surrounding his/her service unit, that benefits all girls in the region, forwards the mission of the Girl Scout movement, and contributes to the council’s goals and objectives.

Required forms: Nomination form & 3 letters of endorsement

Thanks Badge

thanks1Thanks Badge

Recognizes an adult member whose service has been consistently outstanding in scope and quality. The service performed benefits the entire council or Girl Scout movement and contributes to the council’s goals and objectives.

Required forms: Nomination form and 4 letters of endorsement

Thanks Badge II

thanks2Thanks Badge II

Recognizes an adult member who has already received the Thanks Badge and who has continued to contribute in extraordinary ways to benefit the entire council or Girl Scout movement.

Required forms: Nomination form and 4 letters of endorsement

Diana Lawson Award

lawsonDiana Lawson Award

Recognizes an adult member who has received both Thanks Badge awards and is to be bestowed only to the rare Girl Scout who continues to give the most exceptional and exemplary service.

Required forms: Nomination form & 3 letters of endorsement

Jo Jameson Award

jojoJo Jameson Award

Recognizes an adult member who has served as a council trainer for at least three years, who has demonstrated excellence in training, and contributes to the council’s goals and objectives.

Required forms: Nomination form & 3 letters of endorsement

Outstanding Service to the Community

serviceOutstanding Service to the Community

Recognizes an adult member who has given significant and outstanding service to the community.

Required forms: Nomination form & 3 letters of endorsement

Service Unit Awards

To nominate a volunteer for Service Unit Awards:

  • Fill out the appropriate paperwork and endorsements
  • Submit by February 1, 2014 to your Service Unit Manager

Outstanding Volunteer Pin

Recognizes volunteers whose performance has provided service that is a
benefit beyond the expectations to either a troop or the service unit.

Required forms:  Award Nomination Form

Outstanding Leader Pin

Recognizes leaders whose performance is so outstanding beyond
expectations.

Required forms:  Awards Nomination Form and two letters of endorsement from troop members or their families.

Rookie of the Year

Recognizes troop leaders or co-leaders in their first year who have participated in at least two meetings or

events beyond the troop and have outstanding performance beyond the
standard expectations.

Required forms:  Award Nomination Form and two letters of endorsement from adult troop members or parents.

Membership Numeral Guard

Recognizes members (girl and adult) in the organization who have served five or more membership years as a Girl Scout.  Pins are
awarded in five year increments.

Required forms:   Membership Numeral Guard request form

Leadership Development Pin

Recognizes  leaders who have completed Orientation 101 and 102:
basic fundamentals of the Girl Scout Promise and Law; girl‐adult partnership;
troop management; program emphasis; characteristics of girls at age level of
troop or group; troop meetings; resources; standards and guidelines in Safety‐
Wise; trips; working with parents and consultants; recognitions; planning;
paperwork; and council resources and council events calendar.
Pin and leaves are purchased by the candidate.

Required forms: None.

Five Star Troop Award

Recognizes  troops who have a diversified and high‐quality troop year. The patch and/or year patch additions are purchased by the troop.

Required forms:   Five Star Troop Worksheet and earning at least 80 out of 100 points.

 

Service Unit Award Forms

Board Approved Award Forms